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Tuesday, October 24th 2017

Good morning reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • Our Triwizard Tournament isn't just for young fans: teens and adults sign up for the evening festivities
  • Kids, get ready to do some hands-on experiments!
  • Meet our new Assistant Branch Manager in Coolidge Corner
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NOTES FROM THE LIBRARY

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Our afternoon event for all ages is in high demand, but we have special challenges for our older Harry Potter enthusiasts too. Teens in high school and adults, we invite you for your own exciting adventure from 6:30-8:30 PM.
TEENS 9th GRADE and UP and ADULTS sign up here. Tickets are still available!
Here are more sneak peeks at the elements of this year's event.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Let’s Get Sewing: Mini Emoji Pillows

Let’s Get Sewing: Mini Emoji Pillows

March 1, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - The Rabbit Hole

Join Zahirah Nur Truth of ZNT Arts in this fun, interactive hand sewing workshop to create Mini Emoji Pillows! Tweens will learn a bit about the history of sewing in diverse cultures and talk about how hand sewing was used to tell stories and share feelings, all while creating their very own pillow to bring home.

This program is limited to 15 participants and requires registration.  Please register here. For tweens grades 5-7 only.

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

March 2, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

The Library is kicking off Women’s History Month with a concert by Women in World Jazz! Adults and kids of all ages are invited to join us for this program, which will feature music by women composers from around the world.

Women in World Jazz, a performing 5 piece ensemble, was founded by Tal Shalom-Kobi in 2015. Women in World Jazz aims to expose audiences to different cultures through music, with a variety of music backgrounds including jazz, folk, pop, rock, and blues.

WIWJ director and Berklee College of Music faculty, Tal Shalom-Kobi, has been active in the music history arena for the past 20 years, researching and performing music written by women from the USA and around the world. The group Women in World Jazz features world music composed by women composers and lyricists past and present. From USA Blues and Jazz styles, the group ventures to Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to celebrate the diversity and power of creativity.

Women In World Jazz brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. The music is easy to relate to, diverse, and engaging. All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a variety of music ranging from jazz to world. Learn more about the group and its members on their website!

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
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WEDNESDAY OCT 25
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
BigSick
THURSDAY OCT 26
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Assistant Branch Manager at Coolidge Corner Amanda Troha

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First literary crush (author or character): Peter Hatcher from the Fudge series.
Last song you listened to: Solange, Cranes in the Sky.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? I would rather go into the future.
Cake or pie? Pie.
Big dogs or small dogs? Both! But I have two small dogs, Legend and Pepper.
Hardcover or paperback? Paperback.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Favorite fictional librarian? Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor!
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quixotic.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Law and Order SVU.
Favorite fiction detective? Harriet the Spy.
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MATTER, MYSTERY AND MAGIC

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Brookline Village
THURSDAY November 2, 3-4 PM in Hunneman Hall
Learn about the mystery and the magic behind materials through hands-on experiments.
Dr. Fazel Tafti of Boston College experiments every day, hoping to discover new quantum materials for the future technological advances. In this program, he will walk us through electric conduction, magnetic levitation, colorful chemical reactions and more!
Ages 8 and up welcome.

CHILDREN'S FALL PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Countdown to Kindergarten
Last Monday of the month at 10:30 AM
Age: 4 years old (get ticket at desk)
Terrific Twos (And Threes!)
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12 month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years-old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
All Ages
Putterham
Stories and Crafts
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Step Into Story Time
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 year-olds
Visit the Children's Department online.
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NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETINGS


Shelf Respect Book Club

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY November 1, 7 PM, to discuss You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner.

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY November 2, Noon, to discuss Li-Young Lee.

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NEXT MONTH'S BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.

Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY DEC 6
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
Booked

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY DEC 7
Poet: Jorie Graham
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY NOV 13
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
SpoolofBlueThreat

Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY NOV 16
7 PM
Open to adults.
WhenBreathBecomesAir

Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY NOV 20
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
LaRose

Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY NOV 21
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
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